Having graduated with a Human Development degree from Boston College, I sometimes try to find better ways I can get across to my players when teaching movement patterns. I recently thought about how I can incorporate The Stages of Learning in my instruction to shed light on the process it takes in learning a new task or skill.… continue reading
This past week I tweeted a quick drill without going too far in depth into why we do the drill and what it is for. I use this drill for pitchers and position players of all ages every day in my lessons.… continue reading
A clean and consistent “Arm-Swing” is crucial to the health and longevity of any thrower. Through hours of video analysis, studying various drills, and looking at various patterns the best pitchers of all time we have determined the most efficient arm swing happens when the throwing hand falls out of the glove staying relaxed into the arm swing.… continue reading
This is a drill that helps activate the hips and create awareness of how to use your lower half into a throw. Some kids have trouble with the movement shown in this video. Simply learning how to properly rotate your hips into a throw will help promote natural velocity gains.… continue reading
Baseball Rebellion Pitching Breakdown
Masahiro Tanaka is struggling in his last 4 starts of the 2017 season. Baseball Rebellion breaks down his pitching mechanics and gives insight on Tanaka’s troubles. He throws a four and two-seam fastball, slider, curveball, and a nasty split-finger. … continue reading
The most common problem I see in both online and in person evaluations is a lack of body awareness through the throwing delivery. Many kids are seemingly taught to just lift their leg and then throw. There is a gap in instruction on how the lower and upper body should properly be used together.… continue reading
Prowler Pull Your Way to More Velocity
There is a common misconception that “pushing off the rubber” helps pitchers throw faster. Many pitching instructors still teach this flawed use of this lower half energy, where the back knee/ankle stay back and refuse to drive with the hips.… continue reading
Proper Front Side Pitching Mechanics
Have you ever wondered how to use the front half of your body properly through your pitching delivery? In this Baseball Rebellion article I explain the optimal way to use your glove side to avoid injury with a healthy and smooth follow through.… continue reading
Pitchers, How & Why to add an “Old School” Leg Kick to your Delivery!
There are a few points in a pitchers delivery that can be looked at as being the most important. Most pitching instructors would agree that the momentum a pitcher creates down the mound is top on the list.… continue reading
This article is about a very popular exercise used in strength and conditioning programs for throwers, and how it can be manipulated to be substantially better and more functional in terms of shoulder strengthening.
Shoulder External Rotation
The exercise I am referring to is shoulder external rotation.… continue reading